METRO to Open HOT/HOV Lanes for Afternoon Rush Hour

Press Release New Metro Going Places


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Release Date:
January 29, 2014 

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METRO to Open HOT/HOV Lanes for Afternoon Rush Hour

METRO safety staff and MPD checked all five HOV/HOT lanes and all are safe to operate.

All METRO HOV/HOT lanes will open for the afternoon rush hour:

  • US 290
  • 45 North
  • 45 South
  • 59 North
  • 59 South

METRO operates about 84-miles of HOV lanes and this morning, there were about 24 ramps and connectors with ice making it unsafe to travel. We appreciate our customers and their patience.